According to officials, three people required transport to New Hanover Regional Medical Center on November 22 for the personal injuries they suffered when a sport utility vehicle rolled over on U.S. 421 North of Wilmington.
Trooper David Morgan of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash took place at approximately 6:30 p.m. north of U.S. 421’s intersection of Interstate-140 and south of the Pender County line.
Morgan said that at the time of the crash, a Chevrolet pickup truck with a trailer in tow was southbound on U.S. 421. The trailer came loose and rolled into the northbound lanes.
The driver of the SUV swerved in an attempt to avoid the trailer, but the trailer collided with the vehicle. The driver lost control and the SUV overturned, according to Morgan.
None of the occupants of the pickup were injured and the driver stopped after the accident.
According to Morgan, three of the SUV’s occupants, all adults, received hospital transport. He did not know the severity of their injuries.
Morgan said the cause of the trailer disconnecting from the truck had yet to be determined. As of later that night, no charges had been filed and the crash remained under investigation.